4th suspect jailed for recent robberies

By Valerie Reddell

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that another arrest had been made in a series of recent robberies in Polk and Walker counties.

Britteny Nicole Marlow, 24, of Livingston was booked into the Polk County Jail Tuesday for aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity. She remains in custody in lieu of bonds totaling $100,000.

PCSO initially received a 911 call on Jan. 1 from a resident on FM 350 North in Polk County who said that he heard someone knocking on his door about midnight.

The resident answered the door and a young man asked to use his phone, saying his vehicle had broken down.

The complainant later told officers that the young man looked “kind of sketchy” and due to the late hour, told the man he could not use the phone. He then shut the door.

A short time later, the resident heard someone kick in the front door.

The resident hollered out as if someone else was living with him and the suspect apparently got scared and ran out the door.

PCSO dispatchers received a second 911 call a few minutes later from a residence on Highway 59 north, just north of Livingston.

The caller reported someone kicking in the front door of their home. When the suspects saw that the owner was apparently home, they fled.

Investigators charged Hunter Branam, 23, and Hayden Stanford, 19, with aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity.

All three were involved in other aggravated robbery incidents in the city of Livingston as well as Walker County.

Branam has been in custody since Jan. 4, with bonds set at a total of $815,000.

Stanford was arrested Jan. 3 and remains at the Polk County Jail with bonds set at $200,000.

Contact Valerie Reddell by email at newsdirector@polkcountypublishing.com or call (936) 327-4357, Ext. 1013.


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